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Celebrations honoring Celtic roots as well as customs have actually long been popular. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on elements of Celtic custom can provide long-term memories. Facets of these wedding events can consist of part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Literally, the Hearts Partner, this tradition is a unique ceremony commemorating the production of an ageless love forever more. This celebration of the elements; to the Celts the four aspects Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the structures on which an effective relationship were constructed.

Anam Cara

This custom was adjusted as Christianity relocated into the Celtic lands as well as remains to be a terrific means to include friends and family in your event.


Handfasting - A ceremony dating back right to classical times, Handfasting is a tradition of marriage before the availability of rings as well as rare-earth elements. The couple would take an item of fabric or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and intent by stating a few words as well as binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this practice we still describe marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- Just what better location to put the assurances of a life time and eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the couple while their promises are stated, then in some practices is tossed right into a deep body of water to hold those guarantees for evermore. Today that stone could be maintained as a remembrance of this big day.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the twin handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit as well as drinking mug rolled right into one. King James of Scotland provided his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her throughout the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been referred to as the "loving cup". This attractive event shares the true blessings of Kith and Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride-to-be is formally settled for into the bridegroom's family via this ceremony. Normally the oldest woman participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the household 's Tartan to the bride representing she is now interwoven right into all the doings of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic individuals focused on the defense of fireplace as well as house. This ceremony is the recognition of the male participants of the new bride's family members that they as well now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

At Life's Moments wedding events we can give detailed guidance on Celtic/Scottish/Irish events, from building and construction of the ceremony to the final blessing in Gaelic we can assist you develop the day of your dreams ...

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